Winehouse's Mom Pleads: Please Come Home, Amy!

Singer's spotted roaming streets in bra
By Colleen Barry,  Newser Staff
Posted Dec 10, 2007 3:04 AM CST
Amy Winehouse performs at Lollapalooza at Grant Park in Chicago in this Aug. 5, 2007 file photo.(AP Photo/Brian Kersey, File)   (Associated Press)
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(Newser) – Troubled singer Amy Winehouse's mother has written an open letter to her hot mess of a daughter begging her to come home and get well. The letter, which appears in the London tabloid News of the World, was written shortly after Winehouse was photographed recently wandering the streets before dawn in jeans and a bra, mumbling incoherently.

The photos made her mom want to "rush into those pictures and wrap you up in a big, warm blanket," writes the singer's mother, Janis. "We want to help you, but we know that unless you want to be helped—unless you come to us—anything we tried would be in vain," she continues. "Pick up the phone," her mom pleads.